Bakersfield has a total population of 247,057 and a student population of 29,236. Of these students, 8,003 are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
California State University-Bakersfield is the largest education school in Bakersfield, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Bakersfield graduated approximately 100 students with credentials in education.
A total of 100 students graduated with credentials in education from education schools in Bakersfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,001 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bakersfield education schools was an average of $28,161 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,305 per year, on average, for room and board at Bakersfield-based education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,248.
Many education graduates choose to work as education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bakersfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 29 education professionals in California were working in the greater Bakersfield area. The number of education professionals in Bakersfield is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
As an education professional in Bakersfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,750 per year. This is higher than the average salary for education professionals in the state.